Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

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noleknight16
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Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby noleknight16 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:16 pm

Something about my state's board of bar examiners coming and talking to the school. Completely skipped my mind and reminders were sent via e-mail the day of the meeting, which I didn't check until now (Don't check my law school e-mail daily). Associate Dean of Student Affairs e-mailed me today asking if I attended and that I didn't sign the attendance sheet.

Surely they won't punish me for missing this? My school is pretty strict about attendance. They still pass out an attendance sheet for every class.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby Gorki » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:18 pm

noleknight16 wrote:Something about my state's board of bar examiners coming and talking to the school. Completely skipped my mind and reminders were sent via e-mail the day of the meeting, which I didn't check until now (Don't check my law school e-mail daily). Associate Dean of Student Affairs e-mailed me today asking if I attended and that I didn't sign the attendance sheet.

Surely they won't punish me for missing this? My school is pretty strict about attendance. They still pass out an attendance sheet for every class.


Similar stuff at my school. They will make you do something to make up for it without a doubt. Just do w/e it is they make you do and keep a better track of stuff in the future.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby gdane » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:35 pm

My school had a bunchload of "mandatory 1L chats" with the dean. There were four during the first semester; I went to none of them. During christmas break I received an email from the dean of the school telling me that as a law student I have certain obligations to meet and that I have to be professional. She told me that I needed to attend future meetings.

I went to one during the spring semester to get her off my balls. That was it. Out of six meetings throughout 1L I went to one. Nothing happened except a sternly written email. Although, I suspect that I made my dean's shit list, but that's a topic outside the scope of this post.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby 09042014 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:40 pm

Don't lie, say you forgot.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:03 pm

And either check your damn email or set it to forward to an address you DO check.

At my school, checking your email constantly is worth it just for the free food you can score.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby stillwater » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:04 pm

I found out at my school that missing mandatory events had no consequence. They said generally, "come to such and such office and sign this form.". Pretty much a free out.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby thesealocust » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:08 pm

You're done. This is probably the number one reason character & fitness dings people.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby aca0260 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:20 pm

Cut losses.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby Pokemon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:17 pm

Very, very, very few things are "mandatory" in law school.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby Swimp » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:23 pm

A friend of mine just started at HLS, so I was looking over their orientation schedule for kicks and noticed that one of the "MANDATORY" events they have to attend is a...class picture. :|

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby acrossthelake » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:27 pm

Swimp wrote:A friend of mine just started at HLS, so I was looking over their orientation schedule for kicks and noticed that one of the "MANDATORY" events they have to attend is a...class picture. :|


Orientation is the one time that law schools and colleges can dupe 1Ls and freshmen into thinking that things that are surely not mandatory actually are.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby Pokemon » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:27 pm

Unless it says that a note will be made on the transcript if you do not attend, or you cannot participate in OCI if you do not attend, then you probably do not have to attend.

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Re: Missed a Mandatory 1L Meeting

Postby thegrayman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:50 pm

just set your school email to auto-forward to whatever email address you normally use




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